Arkansas Mental Health Professionals Offering Pro Bono Services to Front-line Personnel

Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI (MHP/SI) and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announce a new partnership with mental health practices across Arkansas, led by Chenal Family Therapy PLC. UpliftArkansas.com will now host a directory of mental health professionals offering pro bono services to emergency personnel and front-line health care workers through June 30, 2020.

“Our mental and emotional health are very important, especially for those on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Dr. Nate Smith, Secretary of Health. “I commend this group for taking care of those who are caring for the rest of us.”

UpliftArkansas.com is a free statewide, one-stop resource that provides a comprehensive, reliable list of information on local businesses, restaurants, services, farmers and market organizers, and other essential resources for Arkansans. It now includes a database aimed to support health care workers.

“These heroes need to feel valued at a time when they are questioning this extraordinary sacrifice,” said Ken Clark, MA, LMFT, CEO of Chenal Family Therapy PLC. “We’d be foolish to think that they can keep serving at the level they do without experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and burden on their families. They’re going to need to be able to count on us to help protect their hearts and minds as they continue fighting for our physical safety.”

Mental health professionals can add their services to this database in real time. Professionals can add themselves as a ‘Place’ and include two categories: Services, Mental Health with the tag ‘Pro Bono.’

Medical personnel and first responders can, in turn, access UpliftArkansas.com and see an aggregated list of trained mental health professionals offering free health services from different practices across the state on the Free Therapy Support for Frontline Workers page.

“Our talented and dedicated health professionals are fighting to keep our communities and families safe,” said Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, principal and president of MHP/SI. “As they care for those with the virus, we need to do everything we can to care for them.”

The community service project was created by Arkansans to help Arkansans in need. No profits are being made, no ads are being sold and no premier listings are being promoted. For more information, visit UpliftArkansas.com.

Key individuals from varying organizations are available for media interviews. Please reach out to Kristen Nicholson at [email protected] to schedule an interview with the following individuals:

  • Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of LRCVB
  • Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, principal and president of MHP/Team SI
  • Tim Whitley, founder and CEO of Team SI
  • Ken Clark, MA, LMFT, CEO of Chenal Family Therapy PLC

The community service project was created by Arkansans to help Arkansans in need. No profits are being made, no ads are being sold and no premier listings are being promoted. For more information, visit UpliftArkansas.com.

About Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI

An award-winning marketing agency, Mangan Holcomb Partners and Team SI is a fully integrated communications firm providing clients with results-oriented strategies for marketing, advertising, public relations and online/digital. The firm has more than 130 team members across sister companies and a presence in eight markets nationally. The agency has represented local, national and international clients in the 529 plan, banking, higher education, agriculture, arts, automotive, equipment, government, health care, nonprofit, technology, telecommunications, tourism and transportation industries leveraging its own proprietary system called Doppio® that pairs the best data-analytics platforms with the insights and instincts of its certified professional staff to optimize campaign effectiveness. They’re best known for coining the term “TraDigital”: the art of blending traditional and digital marketing. MHP is a longtime member of the prestigious American Association of Advertising Agencies and has been named Business of the Year by Arkansas Business. Team SI has also been named Business of the Year by Arkansas Business and has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine. A Google Premier Partner, Team SI is listed among the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The company is praised for its innovation and entrepreneurship by Silicon Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360.

About the Little Rock Conventions & Visitors Bureau

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market and multiple parking facilities. For more information, visit LittleRock.com.

About Chenal Family Therapy PLC

Chenal Family Therapy is one of the leading providers of outpatient mental health services in Arkansas, with over 100 psychotherapists, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners serving 1,250+ households each week. Chenal Family Therapy PLC is leading the way in the introduction of tele-mental health to Arkansans in rural communities and alternative settings and has been previously been named an Inc.5000 Fastest Growing Company two years in a row, as well as an Arkansas Business of the Year by Arkansas Business Publishing.